Art: Seurat’s Circus Sideshow

An Exhibition to Look Forward To

Circus Sideshow (Parade de cirque)

From February, The Met will be showing off one if its most well-loved paintings: Georges Seurat’s “Parade de Cirque” (1887-88). This masterpiece will, in resplendent Met style, be the centerpiece of an exhibition of more than 100 artworks that shine a light on Seurat’s unique soft pastel drawings of the period. The circus sideshow was a fascination of other artists at the time and as such works by the likes of Henri Daumier and young Pablo Picasso will also be displayed. Standing beside these stunning creations will be instruments and documentary material from travelling fairs and circuses, providing a full historical education on the art world’s love for circus in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

7 February 2016 – 29 May 2016.

The Met Fifth Avenue, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028.

Photo: The Met.

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